Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books. I've decided to do five beginnings and five endings. :) Oh, and PLEASE don't look at the endings unless you want them to be spoiled!
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - "The circus arrives without warning." I don't think this really needs an explanation.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - "Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death." I think this is debatably the best first sentence of a book I've ever read in my entire life.
4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - "They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me." This book has the best prologue. And this sentence just makes me shiver. She dies?
5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - "He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air." James Dashner has made us wonder--he's beginning a new life? Why? Who is he? It makes us want to read on.
2. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - "Lena laughs at the way I always fill my cup as full as it can go. I feel her smiling in her sleep. I raise my glass to the moon and drink it myself. Life has never tasted sweeter." The best ending to the series ever.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling - "The scar had not pained Harry in nineteen years. All was well." I was definitely crying at the end of this series. At the end of the movie I do, too. It gets me every time.
4. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi - "I'm not afraid of anything anymore. Mass chaos is in my future. And I'm leaving my gloves behind." Juliette is saying that she's not afraid of herself anymore. She's going to be who she is and that's all. This is such a powerful ending, and I love it.
5. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen - "But I knew where I came from. No matter where I was, or what got me there, I would always feel at home when I touched sand." The latest Sarah Dessen book, and by far one of her best.
So what do you think? Do you have any favorites?